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Overbay, Bucs rally in eighth to down Diamondbacks

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PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates couldn't find a way to get to Daniel Hudson.

They patiently waited Hudson out, then quickly pounced on what had been a reliable Arizona Diamondbacks' bullpen.

Lyle Overbay hit a three-run double to cap a five-run eighth inning and the Pirates rallied for an 8-5 win over Arizona on Tuesday night.

"Hudson pitched a pretty good game for them today, they got a new guy in there, and we were able to jump on him," said Andrew McCutchen, who scored his third run in the eighth. "We didn't give up; we just kept battling."

Arizona was in position for its seventh consecutive road win after Hudson allowed only one earned run through seven innings, but Daniel Hernandez (2-2) did not retire any of the six batters he faced in the eighth.

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Jose Tabata had an RBI double and Josh Harrison an RBI single before Overbay's line drive to right-center with the bases loaded.

"Nightmarish would be one word you could use to describe [the eighth inning]," acting Arizona manager Alan Trammell said. "Momentum is a wonderful thing if you're on the good side of it. They got the momentum going in that inning and we tried to minimize the damage but we couldn't."

The Diamondbacks lost for the first time in 25 games this season when leading after seven innings.

Juan Miranda had a home run among his career-high four hits, Kelly Johnson homered and had three RBI and Chris Young also homered for Arizona.

After pinch-hitter Garrett Jones, Tabata and Harrison had hits to start the eighth, Xavier Paul reached on a sacrifice bunt. Hernandez walked McCutchen on four pitches and went 3-0 on Overbay.

"It was a matter of not putting away the first hitter and not getting them to swing and miss," Hernandez said. "I don't worry about command. When you're throwing 93, 94, 95, you just have to throw it over the plate and, a lot of times, they aren't going to hit it. Tonight, they hit it."

Overbay entered the game with four hits in his previous eight at bats but was 0 for 3 against Hudson. His double was his 299th in the majors.

"We had some great at bats to lead up to that," Overbay said, "and I got into a count where he's got to throw a strike, so I took advantage of it."

Chris Resop (2-1) struck out Ryan Roberts to end the top of the eighth, and Joel Hanrahan had two strikeouts working a perfect ninth for his 15th save in as many opportunities.

Hudson was charged with three hits and one walk. He had seven strikeouts and retired 12 of the final 13 he faced. But with his pitch count at 105, he was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the eighth.

That decision was made by Trammell, the bench coach who managed the Diamondbacks while Kirk Gibson served a one-game suspension.

"[Hudson] did a good job of battling back from a rough start to the game, but we thought seven innings was enough," Trammell said. "We wanted to go to Hernandez and then to [closer J.J. Putz] and hope it was a D-Back win, but it did not happen that way."

Reliever Esmerling Vasquez retired all three batters he faced after relieving Hernandez in the eighth -- available because he is appealing his own three-game suspension after he was judged to have been throwing at hitters in Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals after both teams had been warned.

All three of Arizona's home runs were solo shots. Johnson homered for the second consecutive game, giving him a team-high 12, in the first. Miranda's was his sixth, leading off a three-run fifth that also included a two-run double by Johnson.

When Young hit his 11th home run to left to lead off the eighth, it appeared the Diamondbacks were on their way to another win, their 19th in 24 games. Instead, they have a two-game losing streak.

"Shows you how quickly things can change in a game," Harrison said.

After giving up three runs on five hits in the fifth, Pirates starter Kevin Correia's evening was over. He was charged with four runs and eight hits. Correia failed in his attempt to take over sole possession of the majors lead in victories with nine.

"Obviously, it's nice I'm getting a lot of wins," Correia said. "But as long as we're winning the game, that's my job."

Notes

  • Chris Snyder had a pair of sacrifice flies for Pittsburgh.
  • The announced attendance was 12,378 in the first Pirates game since an average of more than 36,000 came to each of three weekend games against the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Both teams selected UCLA right-handed pitchers among the first three picks of the draft on Monday.
 
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The Pirates get a major boost from Lyle Overbay, who delivers with a three-run double in the eighth.  (AP)
The Pirates get a major boost from Lyle Overbay, who delivers with a three-run double in the eighth. (AP)

Players of the Game
Pittsburgh

L. Overbay
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 0
RBI 3
Arizona

J. Miranda
AB 4
R 1
H 4
HR 1
RBI 1
 
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ryan Roberts, 3B5110022 .266
Kelly Johnson, 2B5123020 .227
Justin Upton, RF4020110 .272
Stephen Drew, SS5010002 .283
Chris Young, CF4111003 .241
Miguel Montero, C3000101 .266
Juan Miranda, 1B4141000 .259
Gerardo Parra, LF4000014 .260
Daniel Hudson, P3110001 .259
   a- Sean Burroughs, PH1010000 .263
    David Hernandez, P0000000 .000
    Esmerling Vasquez, P0000000 .000
Totals38513526  
a-singled for Hudson in the 8th
Batting
2B - Ryan Roberts (9, Correia), Justin Upton (13, Meek)
HR - Kelly Johnson (12, Correia), Chris Young (11, Meek), Juan Miranda (6, Correia)
RBI - Kelly Johnson 3 (27), Chris Young (33), Juan Miranda (17)
CS - Justin Upton (5, 2nd base by Correia/Snyder)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
E - Juan Miranda (3, Misplayed grounder)
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Daniel Hudson 7331170 3.98
David Hernandez (BS,1; L,2-2)0455100 3.29
Esmerling Vasquez 1000000 3.47
Pitches-Strikes - Daniel Hudson 105-67, David Hernandez 23-14, Esmerling Vasquez 8-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Daniel Hudson 7-8, David Hernandez 1-0, Esmerling Vasquez 2-1
Batters Faced - Daniel Hudson 26, David Hernandez 6, Esmerling Vasquez 3
Pittsburgh Pirates
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jose Tabata, LF4111021 .239
Josh Harrison, 2B4111001 .240
    Joel Hanrahan, P0000000 .000
Xavier Paul, RF3100020 .292
Andrew McCutchen, CF2310200 .275
Lyle Overbay, 1B4113011 .240
Chris Snyder, C2002001 .263
Brandon Wood, 3B4000012 .191
Ronny Cedeno, SS4021001 .239
Kevin Correia, P1000011 .000
   a- Pedro Ciriaco, PH1000001 .000
    Daniel Moskos, P0000000 .000
    Evan Meek, P0000000 .000
    Chris Resop, P0000000 .000
   b- Garrett Jones, PH1110000 .232
    Neil Walker, 2B0000000 .265
Totals3087827  
a-hit into fielder's choice for Correia in the 5th
b-doubled for Resop in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jose Tabata (12, Hernandez), Andrew McCutchen (12, Hudson), Lyle Overbay (12, Hernandez), Ronny Cedeno (9, Hudson), Garrett Jones (7, Hernandez)
SF - Chris Snyder 2 (3)
SH - Xavier Paul (4)
RBI - Jose Tabata (12), Josh Harrison (3), Lyle Overbay 3 (25), Chris Snyder 2 (17), Ronny Cedeno (18)
2-OUT RBI - Ronny Cedeno (7)
Team LOB - 3
Fielding
DP - Harrison-Overbay
PB - Chris Snyder (5)
Pittsburgh Pirates
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kevin Correia 5844232 3.64
Daniel Moskos 1100000 0.00
Evan Meek 1.2411001 4.40
Chris Resop (W,2-1) 0.1000010 3.58
Joel Hanrahan (S,15) 1000020 1.63
WP - Kevin Correia (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Kevin Correia 85-48, Daniel Moskos 12-8, Evan Meek 28-15, Chris Resop 4-3, Joel Hanrahan 12-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kevin Correia 3-7, Daniel Moskos 1-2, Evan Meek 1-4
Batters Faced - Kevin Correia 23, Daniel Moskos 4, Evan Meek 9, Chris Resop 1, Joel Hanrahan 3
Game Information
Attendance - 12378
Game Time - 2:44
Temperature - 86
Umpires - Home - Dan Iassogna, First Base - C.B. Bucknor, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Dale Scott